Category: Eastern Europe

No need for successors

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Tommaso Bisagni On June 25, Russia went to the polls to vote in a national referendum on the controversial amendments to the country’s constitution. The referendum, originally scheduled for April 22, was postponed to June 24 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Voting...

Belarus and the endless battle for democracy

Article by Matilde Monteleone | Illustration by Francesco Moretti Presidential elections will be held in Belarus on August 9th, and most likely the outcome will not come as a surprise. For 26 years, Alexander Lukashenko has ruled the country undisturbed, despite strong criticism and numerous complaints from within the...

The environmental disaster that threatens the Arctic

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Guido Brualdi On May 29, a tanker for refueling the Norilsk power plant, a Russian city located in the Krasnojarsk region, Northern Siberia, has released after an accident, about 20,000 tons of fuel and lubricants. The fuel spill has reached the waters...

The nightmare of domestic violence in Russia

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Matilde Morri These months have been very frustrating for everyone, the lockdown has forced us to change our habits, our lives, and the relationship with the neighbor, staying home was the only way to be safe. However, for many, the lockdown has...